Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 65
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August 17, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 65

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Successful First Season Prompts Light Opera Guild's Expansion August 17,1975 Sundayteuetto-Ma'd _ alftrt^sfco. Ae Band Instrument RENTAL for as little as $700 iMiitk Famous name brands Bundy Selmer Yamaha Conn Buescher Gemeinhardt 3712 MacCORKLE AVE., KANAWHA CITY (JUST 2 BLOCKS E. OF WATT POWELL PARK) BALLET TAP ACROBATIC MODERN BATON MAJORETTINC CLASSES BEGIN SiPT. 8TH CALL 925-3861 AMOUNCMC THE OPEIMC OF T«1J75-7S DANCE SEASON ENIOLL NOW WITH CXAILESTON'S HOST EIPERIENCEI DANCETEACNER · Mrs. AUwt's Teachers Include the World's Fere- most -Chalif Russian Ballet School, New York City; Adolph Bolm, Chicago; Ballet Theatre, New York City; Angel Cansino, Madrid, Spain; Honolulu School of Hula Tahitian, Hawaii; And This Season -- The Folkloric Dances of Peru,- and ' The Samba Macumba Dances of Brazil, in South America. · Plans for a Bi-Centennial Pageant are now in progress -- ' , ; Be a part of this Historic Event! · The Mound Builders Majorette Marching Corps: All members please report to Oaks Field Gym, Monday, August 18th, 11:00 A.M. to rehearse for the Stern Wheel Regata Parade scheduled for August 23rd. NEW MEMBERS will be accepted September 5th. · Body Conditioning Classes for those interested in a long-range permanent Exercise Program. Studios in Kanawha City, So. Charleston, Hitro, Dunbar, Cross Lanes laidley at Virginia St. Looking for a used piano ?... Why not RENT a NEW piano! \ . . . . Your child might become an excellent musician. Or perhaps not. That's why we rent new PIANOS. For a low monthly fee, your child can learn on a piano with great tonal qualities and response. One that feels right and sounds right. We'll apply all rental fees to the purchase price if your child continues to play. And he'll have a piano that will last a lifetime. However, if for some reason your child decides not to continue with the piano, you simply return it. Renting a NE W piano makes sense. By Martha Smith More than 1,000 persons attended performances of "Company" and "GodspelT this summer, prompting Light Opera Guild officials to begin expansion plans for next summer's season. Guild director Tom Murphy said: "It was a highly successful first season for our experimental summer workshop theater. It was a pleasing experience from both the standpoint of high attendance and high quality of production. "In doing 'Company' we got the chance to produce at least one show that wouldn't ordinarily be done in a regular Guild season. It's a show with great music: it sends me every time I hear it." MURPHY SAID he believes Charleston theater-goers had the opportunity to view a wealth of new talent exhibited during the summer season. "The performers got to switch roles as the summer went along," he explained. "We had people move away or get sick, and somebody else moved in to take their places. It was very much like a regular summer stock environment, but with fewer shows in repertory." Murphy said the only night during which .. poor attendance was recorded was July 4 when "Godspell" competed against a free concert at the city levee and a fireworks display. "On other weekends." he added, "we had overflow crowds in the workshop. We set up extra chairs and packed as many as 135 in there. We had planned for a maximum of 96 at each performance." 'Murphy said the Guild board is so pleased with response to the first summer season, plans to expand the 1976 summer program are under way. * * * "WE COULDN'T practically do more than four shows," he said. "Our performers have jobs and we can't rehearse eight hours a day. But we're definitely looking to add one show, and possibly two more next summer. We hope to find two that wouldn't ordinarily be seen in Charleston," Murphy said it is possible the Guild may do one Gilbert and Sullivan operetta in its 1976 summer season. Officers who will head the Guild organization during the 1975-76 season are: president -- George Ellison; vice president -Bob Weiford; secretary -- Norma Ciccarello; treasurer -- Barbara Clauberg. One vacancy remains on the board of directors which includes members Jane Titus, Mike Alexander and Blair Howell. Joyce Hines Directorial Debut NORMA LEE BOST1C Teacher of PIANO % Classical Gospel SOS* West NaskigtwSt Of BIIK SEPT. 2nd CML 343-1956 or 346-7189 T TMCA ST. ALBANS 222 SIXTH AVENUE Stage Veteran Joyce Hines Changes Role Joyce Hines. a veteran performer with Charleston performing arts groups, makes her directorial debut Oct. 18 and 19 with Children's Theater of Charleston. Ms. Hines will direct the season-opener, a musical version of "Alice in Wonderland" by John Mcllwee, assistant drama professor at West Virginia University. ALTHOUGH IT'S her first experience directing children's theater -- she has performed often for children -- Ms. Hines has definite ideas about the need for high quality family entertainment. "The only way to build up an audience," she says, "is to put the very highest quality on stage. I never ran into a child who didn't know the difference between good things and tripe. You must examine the quality of the script and consider the correct usage of ages when casting the play. I've never read a play that could be done totally with a cast of children." "Alice" will be performed with a combination cast of adults and children, she says, but actors largely will be high school age and older. Musical accompaniment will be provided by a quartet. A team of experienced theater personnel will assist Ms. Hines with the production. Managing special components of the play will be choreographer Michael Myres, music director Patti Boll and set designer-production manager Dave Hiester. Y.M.C.A. DANCE STUDIO · ACROBATIC · JAZZ · BALLET tTAP REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 18th Limited Enrollment Pre-School-Beginners-Advanced-Speciaizing in 3,4, 5 year olds Call 727-2381 MARY LOU CREEL Studio Director-Teacher ASSOCIATE TEACHER -- Roberta Jarrell MEMBER "DANCE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA" CLASSES RESUME SEPTEMBER 11 th JACQUELINE'S SCHOOL of DANCE PRATT, W.VA. Member of Dance Masters of America * TAP * BALLET * BELLY DANCING * TOE JAZZ * MAJORETTE * ACROBATIC * LADIES EXERCISE AND BALLET · CALL JACQUELINE LAWRENCE 442-4298 · NELLA LOREA 779-2557 REGISTRATION BEGMS AUG. 29 THRU SEPT. 6 · CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 22 FROM 3 YRS. AND OLDER DITURO'S SCHOOL OF DANCE Proudly Presents Miss Tammy Ann Medley Teaching: * BALLET * ACROBATIC * TAP* JAZZ* BATON * MAJORETTE * MARCHING ROUTINES NOW ENROLLING Call 984-9513 6008 SISSONVILLE DRIVE f ONLY $Q 00 8. a month.* Minimum rental period 12 weeks -- cartage fee S25.00 Total of plan $49.72 Full Amount of $49.72 will apply toward list purchase price should you decide to purchase. STOP BY SOON - YOU'LL FIND COMPETENT ASSISTANCE AND SELECTION. COUNSEL WITH THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW PIANOS. 'SIXTH FLOOR EDWARDS 1 DANCE STUDIO 910 Charlotte Place Charleston, W. Va. (South Hills Area) TAP · BALLET · : MAJORETTIN6 TECHNIQUES · and MODERN JAZZ Qualified Instructor PATRICIA EDWARDS Registration Begins Aug. 20,1975 PHONE 346-8648 For More Information SAVE! FOR TAKE THE BIG STEP! MUSIC LESSONS BEGINNING SEPT. 2 *BAND*PIANO*ORGAN *GUITAR*BANJO* DRUMS" RENTAL PLAN AVAILABLE "QUALITY INSTRUMENTS AT DISCOUNT PRICES" ; CASH AUGUST It THRU 30 BANDWST. 20% OFF GUITARS 20% OFF PIANOS STARTING AT '695* CALL 343-5552 422 VIRGINIA ST. WEST ATFIVECORNWS --FREE PARKING-- MS. HINES whose experience includes acting with Children's Theater of Charleston, Kanawha Players and Light Opera Guild, working at various technical theater jobs, managing the box office and sitting on a theater board of directors, is firm in her adherence to principles of high quality. "It is far worse to patronize children than adults." she reflects. "Kids won't overlook or forgive things. They are very demanding today because they have high quality all around them. "I have never seen any good children's theater production that an adult with any kind of cultural .interest couldn't enjoy. Good theater is good theater regardless of the age of its audience." The remainder of the Children's Theater season includes "Little Women," directed by Dan Webb, Dec. 13 and 14; performances by Theatre West Virginia, directed by John S. Benjamin, Feb. 27 and 28; and an unannounced season-closer April 24 and 25. Performances will be 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the Civic Center Little Theater. COGS Adds 7 Members To Faculty Seven new appointments have been made to the faculty of the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Dana B. Main of the University of Michigan has been named associate professor of psychology and elementary education. E. Ray Dockery, coordinator of elementary student teachers at the University of Tennessee, was named assistant professor of elementary education. Frances Simone Costanzo, former faculty member at the University of South Florida, was hired as research associate in elementary education. John J. Zarski. a psychologist at Mount Saint Mary Hospital in Nelsonville, Ohio, has been named assistant professor of counseling. Steven G. Cox, a former coordinator of mental health programs with the Federal Correctional Institution in Lexington, Ky., will join the guidance and counseling staff. Bruce Thomas Woodward, who is completing work on a docorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, has been appointed research associate in counseling. . Michael David Burton, acting dean of students at West Virginia State College, will be assistant professor. Bus Wreck Kills Five in England CREWE. England (AP-A bus swerved to avoid a skidding truck during a rainstorm Saturday and rolled over, killing five passengers and injuring 42. police reported. Following cars piled into the bus and truck on the main highway near here and more than 25 occupants of the autos suffered minor injuries. The bus passengers were returning to UManchester area after vacationing at Falmouth on the southern coast Announcing The Opening Of Sherre's Dance Studio 422 Virginia St., West at Five Corners "Where Dancing Is An Art, Not Just A Routine" INSTRUCTOR-SHERRE STURGILL Featuring: Ballet * Modern * Jazz * Tap * Toe * Ladies Exercise Registrations Accepted Now Classes begin Sept. 15,1975 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL Sherre Sturgill 342-6075 or 346-5552 CHARLESTON Y.W.C.A DANCE STUDIO NINA LU DENTON M. A. from Ohio University, assistant for Helen Cox Schroder, studied dance in New York City, with-Dance Masters of Ohio and America, Director-of Nina Denton Dancers and George Washington Dance Company, Choreographer for Charleston Light Opera Guild, Participant in W. Va. Ballet Festival, Member of W. Va. Music Clubs Dance Dept., Treasurer of W.. Va. Dance Council. REGISTRATION: Sept 2,3,4,5-7 p.m. Sepl6,10a.m.-12 Miss Denton will be at the Y.W.C.A. during registration to pretest new students and place old students. FOR APPOINTMENTS Call 949-4170 CLASSES WILL BEGIN SEPT. 8 Pre School · Beginners · Intermediate · Advanced Offering: Classical Ballet-- Pointe--Mondern Dance Jazz--Tap--Musical Comedy SPECIAt ADULT CLASSES IN TAP For Exercise and Nostaligia And Adult--Modern Ballet and Jazz PHONE 346-0597 · Y.W.C.A 114 QUARRIER RECORDS · TAPES WE HAVE A COMPLETE SELECTION OF STEREO RECORDS, 8 TRACK TAPES AND CASSETTES · CLASSICAL OPERA · TOP ROCK GROUPS · MOOD BACKGROUND MUSIC · CHILDREN'S RECORDS* COUNTRY BLUEGRASS · BANDS OF THE "30s" "40s" and "50s" · LANGUAGE TEACHING RECORDS TAPES ondelet

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